Alexi Laiho (1979-2020) was a Finnish guitarist, composer, and vocalist. He was best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist and founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom.
Laiho received widespread acclaim for his musicianship. In 2004 he was included in a list of the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time” by Guitar World. The same magazine also included him in their ranking of the “50 fastest guitarists in the world”. In addition, Roadrunner Records included Laiho in their listing of the “Top 50 Greatest Metal Frontmen of All Time”.